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TODAY's Takeaway: Lady Gaga stays true to herself; Natalie gets slimed

Dolly Parton announces her plaza performance, Natalie Morales gets slimed and Lady Gaga tells Savannah about her new album.

1. Lady Gaga showed up at Studio 1A in over-sized black patent leather stilettos and a nearly floor-length white wig — but that’s just the superstar musician being herself.

“There’s a perception that what I’m doing is all a big show,” she told Savannah. “I really, truly feel that it’s really just part of who I am.”

2. Al slimed Natalie Nickelodeon-style after she agreed (inadvertently) to undergo the goo on Twitter Thursday night.

"You missed me!" she squealed as it dripped off her cap.

3. Dolly Parton announced big news via satellite from Dollywood: the 68-year-old plans to perform on the TODAY plaza on May 13.

"I've done that years ago, and I absolutely had a ball,” the music legend said. “I watch you all the time when you have the guests on, so I would be honored and thrilled to come be with all of you (and) promote my new record.”

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4. Skeptics of “Wheel of Fortune” winner Emil de Leon may be interested to know the victory was a moment he’d prepared for his whole life.

“I've been watching 'Wheel of Fortune' since I was a kid,” de Leon told Carson. “Actually, the first letters that I learned were 'R S T L N and E,' which as you know are the prominent letters in 'Wheel of Fortune.'"

5. You’re washing your hair incorrectly.

6. Exciting news from TODAY’s kitchen: Next week Fresh Cooks Live: TODAY's Spring Cookalong series kicks off. We’ll live-stream the full cooking demonstrations right here on TODAY.com — time to shop for ingredients!

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!